Apple revealed their AR Kit platform to the world recently and already it’s causing a wave of excitement as a new mainstream platform for augmented reality application development. Using last year’s breakout hit Pokemon Go as demonstration, we can now enjoy tracking Pikachus in a smoother and more realistic manner than before.

Now with AR Kit available as beta, some developers have already dived in to play around. If you are enrolled in the Apple Developer program then download the latest copy of Xcode 9 beta and iOS 11 beta and code you own.

For some inspiration here’s a look…


Hello iPhone, or as I knew the project back more than a decade ago as M68. Out of the various launch days I’ve experienced working in Silicon Valley, it was the most memorable. Here’s what that launch day was like.

I was 22, grew up in Cupertino, I was a high school dropout, I never used a Mac before in my life, but I taught myself to make websites when I was 13, I said yes to every task and was willing to work my butt off. So, yay, job at Apple.

I worked to help maintain knowledge management at…


30 min is all it takes for your chat bot to know cute and not cute!

Facebook Messenger is a platform that reaches over a billion people world wide. Now that Facebook has opened up access to sending and receiving messages many new opportunities open up.

You can jack up your chat bot’s smarts with two tech buzzwords: natural language processing (NLP) and natural language understanding (NLU). Those two things can make your chat bot not awkwardly ask you again and again what someone just said.

🤔 But wait… what’s the difference between NLP and NLU?

NLP helps you break down a sentence into things called entities. It’s like primary school for your bot. For example, NLP can read the sentence “Sally sold seashells by the…


Read this if you want to make a bot.

So, you want to make a bot. You’ve come to the right place.

This is a step by step guide to making your own Facebook Messenger bot in less than 15 minutes.

There are three basic steps, and I’m going to break them all down for you in excruciating detail. If you literally just do everything I tell you then you will be able to make a bot.

  1. Setting up your environment.
  2. Setting up a Facebook Application.
  3. Setting up your Facebook Messenger Bot.

Let’s get to it.

Need a Recap? Read The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Chatbots

Jerry Wang

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